Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bento Box a go-go!

Finally another finish from the UFO pile, a wacky bento box swap. I added some Kona solids and a few Go baby! swap fabrics from a FRMQ Guild swap and voila!


The details:
Title: Waiting (and waiting) for Spring
Size: 88" x 70"
Design layout and quilting- Me
Material: Front- various quilting cottons, Kona solids: Charcoal, Coal and Snow
               Back- various quilting cottons, Kona solids: Charcoal and Coal
Batting: 100% cotton warm and natural
Thread: Aurifil, 50 wt Mako cotton, various colors
From the front, you really can't see the FMQ at all

Even in a close up, it's hard to see

But from the back, the FMQ really stands out

Each Bento box section has a different flower

Close up of some of the flowers and the Go Baby! fabrics from the FRMQG

Close up of a stylized bleeding heart

Close-up of dogwood blossoms. It looks like there are 5 flowers, but it's an optical illusion

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Kitchen confidential

It never gets old sewing for the kitchen and sewing for friends. So how about mixing those 2 ingredients together and sew kitchen things for friends. Celebrating both food and friendship, there really is nothing better.
The recipes-

Scrappy pieced potholders
1. Take various quilting cottons in blues, greens, yellow, gray and white
2. Mix together and use with abandon

3. Heavily quilt the quilty sandwiches with a pleasing design

4. Bind with love
5. Repeat as necessary

Happy Placemats
1. Using above color scheme, select fabrics
2. Artfully place pieces in a pleasing pattern

3. Piece fabric together to make a top
4. Select backing fabric

5. Quilt placemat with a pleasing design
6. Bind with love
7. Repeat as necessary.